I think it’s more about balance and fairness on both sides IronNaz.I dont come into this area of the forums often but i am appalled and disgusted at the level of venom and hatred, as well as Islamophobia and propoganda against Muslims on on topics, in particular the ones about Halal Meat, and Shariah Law. The amount of ignorance on these topics, and downright hatred against those from the Islamic faith is completely unacceptable.
I cannot believe the mods allow these topics and the manner in which they are discussed to remain here.
Big Tone";p="2078381 said:I’m quite certain you know your faith far better than I ever could but what people like me see is the negative aspects, like sexism for example. I hope I am not wrong but is it not the case that if a woman gets raped she is the one at fault for ‘allowing herself’ to get raped and it is she who suffers the consequences?
This is not true. This is a common myth that has been passed around so much people feel its reality. Its a case of tell the lie often enough and people will believe it.
If a woman is raped, the fault lies with the man and the Islamic punishment is execution for the rapist. This is the correct Islamic position on this issue.
Also, is it not true that the punishments favour men more than women whereby the stronger sex is buried up to his chest yet the gentler sex up to her head? It's pretty obvious who is more likely to escape from certain death...
Again this is not true. The punishments are exactly the same for both people. HOWEVER did you know 4 witnesses have to see the act of penetration? this pretty much makes it impossible to convict anyone of adultery etc.
in the first 200 years of Islamic Rule in Arabia, there were only 4 cases of thieves getting their hands cut off? Why? People feared the punihsment hence didnt engage in thieving.
There are so many misconceptions and ideas about Islam, almost all spread maliciously by people with an axe to grind against the faith.